Look at me, blogging again so soon! Maybe it's just a good blogging time of year ;)
I wanted to share with you the eye cream I've thoroughly tested for about 6 weeks now... I'm certain it is my HG and I don't want to be without it!
It's the (vegan, of course) Boscia Enlivening Amino AG Eye Treatment, $38. It's not the cheapest cream on the block, but it's also far from the most expensive eye cream I've ever used. Last summer I quite liked the cooling feeling of Dior Hydralife Sorbet Eye Creme and repurchased it, but it really wasn't doing anything for my eyes besides feeling cool and moisturizing slightly. As soon as the colder weather hit, it almost seemed drying, in fact. I tried a few other eye creams since then, and the best results I got from any were a very temporary reduction in fine lines around my eyes (29 here, starting to see those!). Most times the fine lines reappeared within a few hours, and of course were completely present if I didn't happen to apply those creams that day.
What was the problem? I'm extremely prone to milia (little white pimple-looking spots around the eyes caused by trapped dead skin and oils. Often these are caused by lotions/eye creams that are too rich for the eye area they've been applied to).
So, all the eye creams I tried were light gels, or geared towards a younger eye with thin/light lotion textures. Unfortunately, these creams really weren't moisturizing enough for my eye area, but I wanted to stay away from the heavily-scented, super-thick textured eye creams most older ladies use. I'd rather have a little bit of fine lines than icky-looking milia, thanks!
I got a sample of the Boscia Enlivening Amino AG Eye Treatment earlier this year, gave it a try for a few days and thought it was pretty nice. It does have a floral scent that is a little strong for my taste but it fades really quickly to nothing. I didn't see an immediate reduction in my fine lines from the sample packet alone, but since it is vegan I thought I ought to give the full size a shot. I gave up on the Dr. Hauschka I was using (which is okay, but didn't do anything for my fine lines that didn't wash off) and started using the Boscia eye treatment in early June, and in a matter of a few weeks my lines were gone and were staying away. To be honest, I doubt this effect is permanent, but it's basically the most I've ever seen an eye treatment do (and I've used loads of different ones over the past couple of years).
I'll admit the Boscia cream does nothing for my dark circles, but I honestly don't believe any eye cream would be able to do anything for dark circles - how could they? It's not darker skin, it's thinner skin. I don't think anything you put on your skin will make it thicker and with more concentrated melanin (skin pigment).
The gel-cream hybrid texture is really smoothing (almost feels like a silicone primer, but I'm not sure if it has silicones or not), slightly soothing but not overly cooling in that menthol-shock sort of way, thick enough to feel it when you've just put it on (but your skin actually absorbs it), and thin enough to spread around super easily.
Plus, it comes in a pump! Much more hygienic than so many eye creams that come in jars.
To sum it up really basically, this is the best eye cream I've ever tried, vegan or not. The texture is perfect, the level of moisturization is perfect for me (oily skin, but drier eye area), and the results (early fine lines - gone!) last longer than a few days. I love it and I have to restrain myself from buying more backups than I can use before it expires XD
<3 Sarah S.